Forth is a village that offers something for everyone.

After years of decline, the former mining village of Forth decided to start fighting back in 2000 with the setup of Forth and District Initiative, our aim is to do everything possible to beautify the community in the greenest possible way.

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The Initiative has raised, mostly through various grant bids, over a quarter of a million pounds for its various projects, the biggest single one being the establishment of a huge polytunnel to grow the plants to adorn the 56 hanging baskets and 37 barrels
which grace the streets of Forth during the summer.

The Initiative also takes on other environmental projects, ranging from collecting rainwater for the plants to using solar power for light and heat on the Forth ’eco-site‘ at Hailstonegreen.

Through working in partnership with the local community, local businesses and the local Council it is hoped to go a long way to address the issues which ’people power‘ can effect.

Volunteering is a very important feature of village life and the high volume of volunteering in Forth is the reason for the success within so many village organisations and events. Clubs, groups, events, organisations and churches cater for a wide range of ages, gender, belief and need. 

Latest News

Forth Eco Site Open
The Forth Eco SIte (behind Hailstonegreen at the side of the park) is now open for the 2024 Season.
The public opening times are Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 1pm.Everyone welcome to come and have a look around. If you are interested in volunteering locally please drop in.

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday the 22nd February. It was well attended and three new members joined the committee.

Beautiful Scotland Awards

We won Silver Gilt and we were also awarded the RHS Discretionary judges award for Overcoming Adversity,Thank you Keep Scotland Beautiful for a fantastic evening and well done to everyone on their awards,a very big Thanks to all those who assisted in any way

Christmas Lights

The switch on took place on Sunday 29th November 2023, at 4.30pm and was carried out by Mrs Isa Gardiner.Ten new lights were added in 2022, our 20th Anniversary year as these needed to be replaced.
Cloburn Quarry very kindly donated the money so we could purchase the ten lights and we are enormously grateful to them.


We work with residents of all ages for the benefit of our community.The group have a wider remit which includes restoration of our parks and regeneration of our village, participating in Beautiful Scotland and other award schemes.
If you have some spare time & could help with weeding at the eco site or around the village, planting our barrels & hanging baskets in the summer or if you could water the ones near where you live, please get in touch.

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